1,045-hp tuning kit costs almost as much as the car.
German tuning house Wheelsandmore recently released a new package for the Audi RS7. The package focuses on four critical areas of the RS7, including the wheels, exhaust system, engine, and a replacement suspension kit.
The selection of wheels are all 22 inches, and they are available in a wide variety of styles and colors. These wheels look exceptional, and the variety on offer is staggering. Going up to 22-inch forged alloys doesn't leave much room in the arches for rubber, which means the tire's profile is minimal. We guess some sacrifices have to be made to make the ultimate style statement.
Wheelsandmore offers chip tuning in five stages. The first stage takes the power output to 700 horsepower, removes the rev limiter when the car is stationary and gets rid of the electronically limited top speed. Stage 2 takes the horsepower up to 740 hp, while Stage 3 takes it up to 780 hp and 813 lb-ft of torque. The Stage 3 upgrade also upgrades the gearbox software and modifies the intake system.
Stage 4 does all of the above, plus a conversion to run on racing engine oil. The result is 915 hp. Stage 5 takes it up to 980, but if you really want to go all out, you need Stage 6. The horsepower increases to a full 1,045 hp, while torque goes up to 953 lb-ft. This isn't the only place you can get massive Audi power, as ABT also offers a 1,000 hp kit for the RS6 Wagon.
As you can imagine, the car sounds like an absolute beast. With the rev limiter now removed, you can let the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 rip. The tuner also offers a carefully crafted lightweight Capristo exhaust system. Capristo is well-known for making Lamborghinis and Ferraris sound more special.
To keep owners from incurring the wrath of the neighborhood Karen, the exhaust comes with flaps and various modes. In Sport mode, the noise is determined by throttle pressure, and in Cruise mode, the flaps are closed to keep the sound down. It also has a Race mode, in which case the exhaust is wide open. The Stage 6 Six tune removes the catalytic converter, so you can only imagine how loud it is.
There are two suspension upgrades on offer. The first is a basic adjustable coil spring kit, which Wheelsandmore say results in hardly any loss of comfort. The complete coilover suspension kit includes three-way adjustable high-performance dampers and stainless steel coilover struts. The damping can be adjusted for rebound, low-speed compression, and high-speed compression. To make it easier, it also has two basic factory settings for comfort and performance.
Getting an RS7 to this level isn't cheap. If you add the top-of-the-range in every category, the upgrades alone cost $111,389. A brand-new RS7 costs $114,500.